When you think of Utah, usually Mormons and lakes rich in sodium come to mind first. However, the numerous urban legends and ghost stories about the Beehive state suggest there's more going on than just religion and salt water. Tales of Satanists and mysterious women lurking in cemeteries all appear in the popular lore handed down in Utah. Even more ancient Native American oral traditions tell of serpent-like creatures that haunt Bear Lake, while the Great Salt Lake hosts a dead grave digger on its shores. With its wide range of strange phenomena, creepy Utah boasts more scary occurrences than a Twilight Zone marathon.
From skinwalkers and UFO sightings to killer semi-trucks and teenagers cooking themselves in tanning beds, Utah hosts an abundance of both strange and eerie urban legends to make you think twice about stepping foot within its state lines. Though one of the lesser populated states, Utah's urban legends nonetheless cover so many scary stories that the entire country can find something to make their skin crawl. Read up on some of these stories that have been told over roaring campfires in creepy Utah for decades, becoming as much part of the state as its sites.
The Voodoo CavesPhoto: WIkimedia Commons
The Legend Of Lillian GrayPhoto: Unembodied.com
Escalante Petrified Forest
Skinwalker RanchPhoto: Daniel on Film
The Devil’s Highway
The Weeping Lady Of The Spanish Fork CemeteryPhoto: Desert News.com